The Mayor of Bakewell has hit out at a “world gone mad” after no insurance company would cover him to host a custard pie fight
Mayor Paul Morgans had hoped that the pie fight would be a fitting climax for the Bakewell Baking Festival, as well as a tribute to Jane Austen penning part of Pride and Prejudice in Bakewell’s Rutland Arms Hotel.
However, when Paul approached the council they said he would need insurance for the Mr Darcy Pie Fight.
Paul said: “Since then I have rung round dozens of insurance companies – none of which will cover this event as it is classed as a sport.
“But really – how can a paper plate and some custard foam be more dangerous than horse riding or rugby or even crossing the road? It’s a classic case of world gone mad.
“These insurance companies are really damaging our country and taking all the pleasure out of being alive. I’m surprised there isn’t rioting in the streets. It’s ridiculous.”
Despite the hold-up, Paul remains hopeful that an insurer will come forward to cover the event on June 9.
“I recently spoke to Des Coleman the ex East Ender actor and local weatherman and he was really interested in being a Darcy and thought the event was a fabulous idea.”
If you can help Paul get insurance call 07968140727.